I towed it in the dealership and they said it needed a new oil pump with a new oil screen and it did have sludge. Would the oil pan need to be removed to detect if the chips were came from the inside the engine? I perform all my own maintenance. The oil sludge issue has been identified as a major concern of Volkswagen of american by their actions toward the warranty extension, but they are avoiding parts and the mechanical operations that could lead to the problem being corrected. Would all of the damage that may have occurred be apparent in the oil I just got drained and not show up in the new oil I just put into the car even after driving on it say 1000 miles? I checked the oil level, as the handbook suggested, and it was fine. I only cranked it a few times following the message and left it in a nearby church parking lot. Switch off and on again. They said I need a car fax to get the 8 year warrenty.
The easiest place to tap in would be by taking out the oil sender. I will be hooking up the car dolly to the truck and loading up the Passat. My cosigner was informed that metal was blocking the opening by the filter, and a screw driver had to be used to move metal out of the way for drainage. In reality the failure is due to a latent design defect of improper heat rejection attribute of the engine sump. District Court, District of Massachusetts, Docket 1:07-md-01790. Typically I am several months early as I reach miles before date from dealership. Strange thing is that I never heard any noises.
No one can tell without physically taking apart the engine and looking at things such as the bearings and other things that desperately depend on lubrication to function correct. Funny thing is that it comes and goes, my mechanic friend turned on the engine and saw the inside of the engine and we could see the oil working fine. To make a long story short, I changed the oil pressure gauge on it, Ive been complying with the oil changes every 5,000 miles. I would not buy a garbage Chinese sensor from a local parts house though. Oil sludge had built up around the pickup line and choked the motor.
I shut it off , called a cab to get to work , and called the place where I had oil changed to make sure they did use synthetic oil and why it wouldnt run. Well let's hope there is no further damage. Or if you don't fancy a diagnostic just yet register at got loads of very helpful people there : Hey guys this problem is not the end of the world. I got the car home. All of the suggestions from the dealership may only be based on unscrewing the oil cap and a computer diagnostic at the parking spot where I had the car towed to.
This is the worst vehicle we have ever owned. We are more than happy to help you figure out why a shop wants to charge you for a repair, and we will tell you if it is unusually high. We are always looking for top class Companies to join and support this website, so to get more details of our excellent value advertising packages please for full details. I stopped the car and began pursuing options to get the car to the nearest dealership. So I added oil, the light went off, I drove a full day and no light, then the next day I turned it on again. The thermostat issue is a common problem on these cars, I have to get around to replacing mine. Drive it 15 miles home or flatbed it home? I can drop the main caps to check for sure.
I don't know what to do, I got a lemon. Almost all that I've read about the oil pressure warning online, following a Google search, suggest that it might be a simple case of needing an oil change. My main concern is that there may in-fact be engine damage and it wouldn't be worth fixing the other issues. This is not really a do it your self job but then not to expensive either. One redneck trick is to pull oil pressure switch and put thumb over it. On my way from Canada to Michigan in the middle of the night in a snowstorm and just what I needed, My dash lit up telling me oil problem stop immediately.
Thanks for the reply and advice! Having ignored such warnings in years gone by, and having learned my lesson, I stopped straight away. All of whihc I think is a bloody disgrace if they've known about common faults and faulty parts and don't repair them and just hope it doesn't happen. Anyways, just some hope to all the Passat owners struggling with oil sludge. Otherwise, looks like a weekend deal for me to get it to St. The odds are its just a bad sensor, or wire if engine ran without any odd noises. If so, what and where? Therefore the engine is always operating under a restricted flow of oil.
No deaths occurred, however complete engine failure at highway speeds could have resulted in loss of control of vehicle, leading to same. A previous problem occured at 78,400 where a defective head gasket was replaced. If those bearings are bad, that would make it lose oil pressure, but I wouldn't think it's time for a new motor at that mileage!!! When the problem is 'solved' please click the button under your post marked 'Is this solved? The dealership states that it is factory based. Today went out luckily an hour or so before work. How much longer could my car run after this incident? If something such as a relay or the ignition module is getting hot and killing the engine, it might have to cool down before it restarts.